ob·fus·cate (ŏbfə-skāt′, ŏb-fŭskāt′)
tr.v. ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing, ob·fus·cates
1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: "A great effort was made ... to obscure or obfuscate the truth" (Robert Conquest).
2. To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore.
[Latin obfuscāre, obfuscāt-, to darken : ob-, over; see OB- + fuscāre, to darken (from fuscus, dark).]
ob·fusca·to′ry (ŏb-fŭskə-tôr′ē, əb-) adj.
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